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Rachel C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Awarded Music Teacher of the Year from Toledo City Paper
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Rachel C.

39 Reviews
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I have taught music for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all age

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Jeff W.
Enjoyed first lesson. Looking forward to more!
Shayla
Super great teacher!
Laura M.
Rachel was very patient at my first lesson which really relaxed me as I am a beginner beginner. She didn't skimp over the basics and was gracious with praise.

Connor C.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Connor C.

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I grew up in North Carolina, around bluegrass and Old Time music. I started playing mandolin as a teen and studied Irish mandolin in College for 4 years. I play bluegrass/Old Time and Irish mandolin and am comfortable teaching both. I also play pop style mandolin. I teach basic music theory with mandolin lessons, also fingering techniques, tunings, chords, and styles. I love to teach mandolin students tunes, so they can understand how mandolin works when played alone or with others. I love folk music, and I would love to share that love with students.

About Connor

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I st

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Mary L.
Connor is knowledgeable about music, let’s me work at my own pace and has a kind personality.
Richard T.
teacher was good, but i am not in favor of internet lessons vs direct personal lessons.
Norman S.
excellent lesson
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Will R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Viola Performance Major from University of Georgia
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Will R.

26 Reviews
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I am an experienced and gigging mandolinist, specializing in beginner and intermediate students. I have an expansive knowledge of music theory, improvisation, and technique, and I especially like to highlight the multi-genre capabilities of the mandolin! From classical to rock to bluegrass, I can customize our lessons to make sure you’re playing and learning exactly what you want to be, and I have an open schedule to cater to your time restraints. Let’s get started and discover the endless possibilities the mandolin has to offer!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I study Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as play in the symphony, a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio, and write music for a variety of these en

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Abby
It was really fun and I learned a lot, all in 45 minutes! Impressive time management.
Julie
My daughter has been taking lessons from Will for about a year. We are lucky enough to live near Athens, so lessons take place at our home. I have been so pleased with Will. He is a great teacher - enthusiastic, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Even though he has many students, he always remembers exactly what they were working on. He takes interest in my daughter's life and will ask her how marching band is going, or other things about school. I especially like that Will is someone that she can look up to as an example of hard work and perseverance. He's not only a great teacher, but he's just a good person, and I am so glad we found him!
Jeff R.
very impressed with Will. I'm a bit older than most students and may not have the dexterity in my fingers so Will was very understanding and helpful. I must admit that it's all a bit overwhelming but I will practice and hopefully get to a place I want to be. By the way, I'm only giving 4 stars but assume Will will get to 5 stars within the next couple of weeks. I never give 5 stars on day one.

Meet Online Mandolin Teachers Serving San Francisco, CA

Archana M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Archana M.

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Our first lesson will begin with a quick assessment of your musical background, experience with the instrument, and your musical goals. Your next lessons will build on that foundation to support the goals you want to achieve.

Whether it's starting a band with friends, getting stronger on technique, or learning how to play in a new style or genre, we'll work together to reach your goals!

I teach hindustani classical  music with harmonium , guitar, violin, tabla, flute (basuri), mandolin, piano.

About Archana

I have been playing Indian classical music, vocal and instrumental for 24 years and am excited about the opportunity to share my passion for the instrument with you! I have been conducting classes on a regular basis under Swarali Sangeet Vidyalay since 2005 and I have 15 years of teaching expe

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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, English, Spanish
  • Awarded Best Female Guitarist from Rock City Awards
  • General Music from CalArts
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Mandolin for over 10 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer

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Tina D.
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!

Sean B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BM In Music Composition from University of South Carolina
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sean B.

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Mandolin is one of my favorite instruments. I have played it for the past thirteen years and it's been one of the most fulfilling skills I have.

In mandolin lessons, we will study technique, scales, chords, sight reading and improvising. We will learn tunes and play them together to focus your ability to accompany as well as take the lead.

About Sean

Hello future students, My name is Sean. I am a composer living in Fort Mill, SC. I hold a Master's in Music Composition from the University of Redlands and a Bachelor's in Music from the University of SC. I have been teaching guitar, bass, keyboard, audio engineering, and songwriting/compositio

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Steven (Chip) Lewis
I am a new student -- and have never learned to play an instrument. I was encouraged by medical providers to learn an instrument as part of certain of my cognitive therapies. My instrument (the mandolin) was a gift from my son.
I have been fortunate to work with Sean O. G. Burns over the past few months. His style is perfect for my needs. He is patient, and leads with a gentle push -- no pressure! Sean is incredibly talented in his own right musically, and has talents - I'm sure, well beyond my needs -- I see him as an excellent teacher for all ages!
Sara J.
Sean is the music theory graduate assistant at the University of Redlands and is extremely knowledgeable about the subject. He is also a great composer and plays multiple instruments. I would highly recommend him as a music teacher or tutor.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in San Francisco is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $106 per hour.
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$47 average
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$59 average

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"Rachel is a wonderful, knowledgeable instructor! Super nice and truly cares about your goals and was very encouraging. She catered the lesson very well, over Skype, and it was great! Hope to continue lessons soon.."
Sarah
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Tara's very knowledgeable about the mandolin and thorough in her teaching. She's also patient and keeps the session light and fun. Looking forward to learning more with her."
Brad
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Extremely knowledgable, nice and overall great teacher. I'm extremely happy with my first mandolin lesson and can't wait to practice what Ryan taught me and return for my next lesson."
Brian
Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"I am a new student -- and have never learned to play an instrument. I was encouraged by medical providers to learn an instrument as part of certain of my cognitive therapies. My instrument (the mandolin) was a gift from my son.
I have been fortunate to work with Sean O. G. Burns over the past few months. His style is perfect for my needs. He is patient, and leads with a gentle push -- no pressure! Sean is incredibly talented in his own right musically, and has talents - I'm sure, well beyond my needs -- I see him as an excellent teacher for all ages!"
Steven (Chip) Lewis
Took Mandolin lessons from Sean B.
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"I've had 4 lessons so far with David and have learned so much about music theory and mandolin playing. He is an absolutely amazing teacher. I highly recommend him."
Dr. Bren
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has asked to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!"
SheriAnn
Took Mandolin lessons from Beckie E.
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"David is the best teacher for beginnings - he can teach you any beginner level instrument and make learning materials relevant available to you both in and out of class. I am so grateful that I found him to be my teacher - it took me 5 weeks to find a good Mandolin teacher. He is absolutely AWESOME! Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, all you can name. I am excited to follow his lecture and practice more with my new mandolin."
Sylvia
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"Joe was a great teacher! I had no experience with the mandolin and he was really helpful with explaining concepts and tailored the lessons for my personal goals and music preferences. Great experience overall, I highly recommend taking lessons with Joe!"
Alanna
Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Lesson 1 was Great! Ryan assessed my skills first and reviewed the foundation. He zoned in on details that I need to be mindful of when playing. He gave me homework to work on which is good. I took notes because I value his guidance and suggestions. In conclusion, Ryan is a patient and knowledgable teacher and you should take lessons with him because it is fun to learn more and hear the difference after you play it!"
Kathy
Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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